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    Insulation Materials: Testing and Applications, 3rd Volume

    Graves RS, Zarr RR
    Published: 1997

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    STP 1320 features the most current information from the world's leading experts on thermal insulation materials, systems and measurement technology.

    34 peer-reviewed papers convey state-of-the-art research in the following comprehensive areas: • Fenestration Testing • System Testing • Materials Testing/Properties • Models & Materials • and Test Methods.

    Two sections on performance feature 10 papers examining such topics as an innovative self-drying thermal insulation concept, thermohygric performance corrosion prevention, external corrosion cracking, and how building materials hold up against wide ranging temperature and humidity conditions.

    Table of Contents

    Comparison of Methods to Standardize ASTM C 1199 Thermal Transmittance Results

    Laboratory Procedures for Using Infrared Thermography to Validate Heat Transfer Models

    A Wall and Edge Guarded Hot Box for Thermal Transmittance Measurements

    Non-Destructive In-Situ Determination of the Rare Gas Content of Highly Insulating Glazing Units

    The Design and Fabrication of a Calibrated Hot Box Apparatus

    Expanded Polystyrene Board as a Standard Reference Material for Thermal Resistance Measurement Systems

    Thermal Imbalance in Hot Box Apparatus and In-Situ Measurements

    Comparison of Experimental and Analytical Methods to Evaluate Thermal Bridges in Wall Systems

    In Situ Measuring of Thermophysical Properties of Building Materials and Wall Configurations

    Metal Stud Wall Systems — Thermal Disaster, or Modern Wall Systems With Highly Efficient Thermal Insulation?

    Thermal Behavior of Mixtures of Perlite and Phase Change Material in a Simulated Climate

    A Variability Study on the ASTM Thin Slicing and Scaling Test Method for Evaluating the Long-Term Performance of an Extruded Polystyrene Foam Blown with HCFC-142b

    Determination of the Optimum Settings of a Fibrous Loose-Fill Blowing Machine Using Design of Experiments

    A Review of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Properties, Performance and New Applications

    Modeling and Experimental Evaluation of the Thermal Insulation Properties of Mineral Wool Products at High Temperature

    A Model for the Settling of Attic Loose-Fill Insulations

    Development of Vacuum Super Insulations with Glass Cover and Powder Filling

    Use of Coconut Fiber as a Low-Cost Thermal Insulator

    Thermal Conductivity Dependence of Mgo Thermal Insulation on Porosity in Temperature Range 500 – 2000 K

    The Measurement of the Morphology of Closed Cell Foams Which Control the Overall Thermal Conductivity

    Thermal Design of a Miniature Guarded Hot Plate Apparatus

    Improved Temperature Oscillation Techniques for Measurements of Thermal Diffusivity and Conductivity of Insulation Materials

    Radiation Scattering Versus Radiation Absorption — Effects on Performance of Thermal Insulation Under Non-Steady-State Conditions

    Early-Time Estimation of the Thermal Resistance of Flat Specimens — Theoretical Analysis for Pure Conduction in a Homogeneous Material

    Field Experience and Dew Point Studies of a Retrofitted Roof

    Innovative Self-Drying Concept for Thermal Insulation of Cold Piping

    The Thermohygric Performance of Insulated Building Structures Under Conditions of Use

    Moisture Performance Analysis of EPS Frost Insulation

    A Logical Extension of the ASTM Standard E96 to Determine the Dependence of Water Vapour Transmission on Relative Humidity

    Preventing Environmentally-Caused Corrosion of Insulated Copper Lines

    Effect of Halogens and Inhibitors on the External Stress Corrosion Cracking of Type 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel

    Evaluating High-Temperature Intumescent Insulation Materials Under Fire and Blast Conditions

    The Acoustical Testing of Thermally Insulated Exterior Building Elements

    Measuring and Calculating the Thermal and Hygric Properties of Insulating Building Materials Over Wide Temperature and Moisture Ranges

    Committee: C16

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1320-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5373-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2409-7